Petroleum Host Community Development Bill, 2016: Key Findings

Definition of Host Community: The Petroleum Host Community Development Bill (PHCDB), 2016, expands the definition of the term, host community. It accommodates communities across the country either directly involved or affected by petroleum production operations. It is instructive to note that communities directly involved or affected by petroleum production operations do not experience the same levels of…

Taking Natural Resource Management More Seriously

Spaces for Change’s Research and Policy Communication Officer, Ms. Ndutimobong Enang joined other advocates of natural resource management, land rights, environmental justice, gender inclusion and governance at a workshop organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Natural Resources Center between 10th to 12th November 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The African Development…

PHCF Must be the Index for Rewarding Oil Producing Communities

Spaces for Change’s executive director, Victoria Ohaeri speaks on concerning provisions in Nigeria’s oil reform bill, the Petroleum Industry Bill affecting the  environment, community participation, security and natural resource governance. Mrs. Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri, in this interview with CHARLES OKONJI of Daily NewsWatch, explained the relevance of Petroleum Host Community Fund (PHCF) and other issues in…